- Category : 1902-births
- Type : GE
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Rulership 4
German dancer and choreographer, known as not just a talented ballet and modern dancer, but as an entertainer.
Trained at the Dresden Ballet School, he also studied dance with Mary Wigman and Rudolf Laban. Beginning in 1927 he appeared in plays directed by Max Reinhardt and in 1929 went with Reinhardt to New York City. Kreutzberg then toured the U.S., Canada, and Europe with the dancer Yvonne Georgi.
An important figure of the German modern dance, he founded a school in Bern in 1955. Its ballets combined drama and humor, with an emphasis on inventive scenes.
Kreutzberg made a rare appearance on television in the 1960s, when he was featured in the dual roles of Drosselmeyer and the Snow King, in a heavily abridged German-American co-production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker. It was shown in the U.S. in 1965 by CBS, and repeated several times afterward, but eventually was superseded by the nearly full-length Baryshnikov version in 1977.
He died in Bern on 25 April 1968.